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get on board

We suggest you think of this post as being less a blog entry, and more akin to a public information bulletin. As publishers of Emma Purshouse’s novel Dogged, it’s our…
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get in

It’s always a boost to morale to start the month with some good news, and we’re kicking off September with the happy announcement that we’ve placed an order with the…
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simple things

This may not look like much to you, oh readers of our blog, but for us this crumpled polythene wrapper represents success. It means that yet another pack of Emma…
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Good morning, Russia

It’s always an adventure, this independent publishing lark, and we never know quite what doors are going to open for us, quite what connections we’re going to make, quite what…
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all about the hashtags

Wednesday was Black Country Day. Seeing as we’re proudly based in the Black Country, it was the perfect day for a spot of social media promotion of a Black Country…
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best review ever

There’s a lot of work involved in putting out a book. And even more in selling it. Which is why a good review is so very, very welcome, especially for…
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eight years

Apparently, it’s eight years since we published City Baby. Eight years! Where did the time go? (note: that’s a rhetorical question, please don’t come back at us with some astrophysical…
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food for thought

Bank holiday Monday afternoon, and we’ve finally got time to write a quick blog about last Wednesday evening. We spent it on Zoom, enjoying a conversation between writers Kit de…
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Birmingham Literature Festival

One feature of the past year – for obvious reasons – has been the migration of live literature events to an online platform. It’s been a necessary response to the…
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stay at home

Starting on Monday 26th April, Stay At Home Lit Fest is putting on a fantastic programme of literary events, all of them online, and all of them free to access.…
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lights, camera, action

It’s often the case that one change begets another. Earlier this year we finally had the Ignite website redesigned (and it’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it?) a long overdue…
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big wide world

Pop the champagne! Or throw it an extra stick! This week marked the official publication of Emma Purshouse’s novel ‘Dogged’, which is now out there sniffing lampposts and marking its…
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